District announces early dismissal day on Jan. 5 to promote voting

George Lefkowicz, Managing News Editor

In an email obtained by the Southerner, Atlanta Public Schools has decided to make Jan. 5, 2021,an early dismissal day for students and faculty. Jan. 5 was originally scheduled to be the first full instructional day after Winter Break and is also the date of two high-profile state run-off elections in Georgia that will decide the balance of power in the US Senate. In the past, the district has turned election days into Teacher Work Days but was unable to change the calendar for the run-offs and decided to make Jan. 5 an early dismissal day.